I love to have flowers in my house. For some reason they just make it seem cleaner and fresher. I went and hooked myself up today. Fresh Market has the best flowers. Why's that? Cuz they are always pretty and they are cheap. Oh, and they have stock. That is such an odd name for a flower, "stock" but it is by far my fave ever. It smells so dang good and spicy.
Lynette grows the most amazing tomatoes in her garden. Ever since biting into my first one there is no way I could ever walk into a store and buy one. No way. I also told the farmer this. He looked at me like I was nuts. And says " Never ever buy produce in a store. It is covered in "stuff". You have to have it fresh from the garden, completely organic."
I made up the word "stuff" cuz he used big words that I so don't remember. I thought for a bit about what he said. And realized he just may be right.
In the meantime, Gabe is going on and on about how he met a farmer, what is a farmer, is the farmer our neighbor and when can he tell dad he met a farmer.
Now prior to talking to the farmer (poor guy, really needs a name) I went to a movie called Food, Inc with some friends the other night. Me, I really don't have much of an opinion either way. I love food. I was told it would totally gross me out that I would never want to eat meat again. Ya, the cows are fed corn instead of grass and they are crammed into a tiny area. (I hope I am not offending anyone, it it just the way I see it) But on the other hand, how can a zillion cows eat grass and not run out, there is only so much grass, and it has to regrow. A farmer really can't shut down shop while waiting for the grass to regrow, or afford to buy new plots of land every 2 weeks. So that is pretty much left up to supply and demand to decide.
So maybe I shouldn't talk about something I don't know enough about. I am almost afraid of my comments....real afraid but I am just trying to explain my thoughts based on..umm..me. Do I ever make sense?
Okay so moral of the story. What I learned and have known but really just started taking a bit more to heart is....know where your home is, know where your food's home is and support those who live in homes around you. Yup, that is my fancy way of saying...Buy your food locally. Every time you buy something think of it as a vote. Yup, I am buying a ton of grape tomatoes cuz next year my little farmer on Nutmen Street is gonna grow a ton of grape tomatoes cuz he sells a ton (to me)!!
Ha, very similar to Matilda Jane. You bought a ton of leggings last year, we doubled production for this year and okay...we still didn't make enough..but hey, there's more in Gypsy Blue 2. But you get my point...our knickers weren't huge sellers so guess what, no knickers this season.
So now I have a new goal. That new goal is to buy more locally. I am also realistic and know, I love Dt Coke and I love candy and I love Oatmeal Square cereal. OH, but how I love those tomatoes. WOW.** I just proof read this. My other goal is to be a better communicator. Why is it so hard for me to tell a story without losing track of what I am talking about...hmmm..ADD or it could be the cookies in the oven.